Water Engineering Technician

Columbia Power & Water Systems is seeking an individual for a full-time, non-exempt position to join its growing company. This newly created position will join our water operations staff and will inspect and oversee all outside contractor work for Columbia Water System, prepare construction plans, and support the Water Distribution Superintendent with internal design, installation, and maintenance of water infrastructure.

Duties/responsibilities include the following: inspect all contractors’ work; design and draft water distribution system extensions; maintain water distribution maps; prepare as- built drawings; flow fire hydrants and blow-offs; prepare computer analysis of the water distribution system; prepare and review site plan preparation; perform hydraulic calculations; draw highway permits; change out meters; perform water construction maintenance on as needed basis; GPS water facilities; and other duties as assigned. This position is subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/ or emergency call-out.

Required skills/abilities include the following: ability to skillfully use Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, hydraulic computer programs, GIS systems, and drafting tools; ability to read and understand instructions and job-related material (blueprints, drawings, orders, safety data sheets, distribution maps, manuals, etc.); ability to write; ability to follow instructions; ability to deal with the general public; ability to accept the responsibility for job completion; ability to supervise and monitor contractors’ work being performed; ability to occasionally use hand tools or machines needed on the job: paving breaker, air tamp, rock drill, push machine, taping machine, pipe saw, air compressors, etc.; ability to work inside and outside and be exposed to noisy places, fumes, chemicals, toxic substances, and machinery; and ability to be exposed to weather conditions that are cold, hot, rainy, and windy.

Physical requirements include the following: ability to sit at a desk or table for up to 8 hours per day; ability to lift 0 – 100 pounds for 2 hours a day; ability to lift and/or carry objects weighing 0 – 25 pounds for 6 hours a day; ability to walk; ability to stand for 8 hours a day; ability to stoop, kneel, and crouch for long periods of time; ability to talk, see, and hear.

Education, experience, and qualifications include the following: High School Diploma or equivalent required; valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License required; knowledge of water line construction required; basic knowledge of computer operation required; Associate Degree in engineering or engineering classes, preferred; and State of Tennessee Grade II Distribution System Operator Certificate, preferred. Must reside within the CPWS service territory or Maury County due to the position being subject to stand-by, after-hours, and/or emergency call-out.

To apply for the position, please visit our website at https://cpws.com/employment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience and will only be discussed at interview. Excellent benefit package. Drug- Free Workplace. Drug testing is a condition of employment with CPWS. EOE.

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